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Tomislav Tikulin

Cover & interior art by Tomislav Tikulin

"Tomislav Tikulin's lush, evocative artwork takes massive, core SF ideas and presents them in ways that are always graphically striking, aesthetically pleasing, and which leave the viewer wanting to know more. I've been lucky to have Tomislav's art grace a number of my covers to date, and look forward to working with him in the future."—Eric Brown

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Price: £31.95 (Oversized Deluxe Hardcover)

Price: £23.95 (Oversized Deluxe Softcover)

The Art of Tomislav Tikulin is a beautiful and heavily equipped book. This comprehensive collection focuses on the two primary genres of his work: sci-fi & fantasy and horror. His distinctive and stylish art is very reminiscent of the 70s and 80s era. Tomislav's artwork has graced the covers of many legendary SF, fantasy & horror books including Larry Niven's Ringworld Engineers, Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama, Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine (50th Anniversary Edition) and Stephen King's Carrie, plus many more. This is the first collection of art from this visionary artist.

© Tomislav Tikulin

Introduction by David Morrell


"Some people say that every picture is worth a thousand words. Well, if that's true then, considering the standard of his work, Tomislav Tikulin is owed millions of 'em from fans of SF, Horror and Fantasy fiction. Indeed, I'm delighted to say that Tomislav's stylish imagination has graced the covers of a good many PS titles down the years and every one blew us away. But, if I were to choose just one, then it would have to be his sensitive and haunting treatment of Ray Bradbury's timeless Dandelion Wine, for which Stephen King penned perhaps his most moving Introduction. Truly inspired and inspiring in equal measure. So folks, let's take off our hats: we're in the presence of greatness here. Take a look inside if you don't believe me."
—Peter Crowther

"Tikulin's art is beautifully haunting, full of mood and elegance and a tangible sadness. Any writer would be lucky to have his art on a book cover. I know I was."
—Christopher Golden

"Tomislav is one-of-a-kind: even among artists working in the genre, his work has a darkness, a strangeness, that catches the eye and leaves viewers feeling like there's something sinister lurking just out of sight, however realistic the subject matter. I'm grateful for his contributions to the look of Analog."
—Trevor Quachri

"It's been my great privilege to see Tomislav's artwork illustrating my stories. So much contemporary fantastic illustration is meticulously rendered, but also rather sterile and unengaging—but Tomislav's work is the exact opposite of that, with a real sense of texture and emotional depth. He works with a restrained palette, and fine brushwork, to tremendous glowing effect—all luminous blues and golds. You could not possibly mistake his work for anyone else's."
—Alastair Reynolds

"THE ART OF TOMISLAV TIKULIN, which comes with an introduction by David Morrell, offers us an admirable window into the imagination of the artist and a superb showcase for his work. The quality that informs nearly all of Tikulin's work is that elusive sense of wonder. Tikulin takes your breath away. There is beauty here, and delight in the splendour and variety of the natural world. Tikulin has created illustrations that are almost as iconic as the works of fiction that inspired them. This book has about it a little something of the marvellous."

Title Details:
SST Art Book Series #3
RRP Price: £31.95 (Oversized Hardcover) / £23.95 (Oversized Softcover)
Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications
Subject: Sci-Fi/Horror
Release Date: June 30, 2015 (Hardcover) / June 14, 2016 (Softcover)
ISBN: 978-1-909640-30-6 (8.5 x 11 inches Oversized Deluxe Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-909640-58-0 (8.5 x 11 inches Oversized Deluxe Softcover)
First Edition
Pages: 130

Here are the details of our Art Book Series editions:

Hardcover/Softcover Edition
Unjacketed hardcover / softcover with four-colour gloss laminated cover
Full four-colour interior
High-quality matte finish interior paper stock
Printed on acid-free paper
High-quality Archival Ink (album/dark storage greater than 200 years)

Cover & interior art © Tomislav Tikulin Signature Sheet Edition: All art books ordered directly from SST Publications come with a FREE exclusive signature sheet which is signed by the artist. These aren't available anywhere else, so if you'd like something special order your copy direct from us!


Artwork © Tomislav Tikulin
These special Signature Sheet copies are only available from SST Publications.